Most people will agree that there are few things that are more alarming than damaged and thinning hair. While it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair on a daily basis. However, excessive hair loss can be caused by a number a number of conditions, genetics and even the stress of routine hairstyling. Reduce further damage that may lead to hair loss and thinning hair with the following hair care tips.
Expert Hair Loss Prevent Tips:
- Your hair is very fragile and prone to breakage when wet, so make sure you comb it very gently from the ends of the hair to the root with a broad toothed comb. However, people with tightly curled or textured hair should brush their hair when wet to decrease the chances of hair breakage.
- Always apply conditioner to the end of your hair whenever you wash. Try to use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner but don’t wash every day.
- Trim your hair every few weeks to get rid of rough split ends. Cut about a quarter an inch of your hair every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent the split ends from growing out again.
- Don’t use warm water to rinse off conditioner, use cold water because it makes the hair stronger and improves shine.
- Ensure that your hair is thoroughly wet before applying shampoo to reduce breakage.
- Dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel after a shower or leave it to air dry.
- Using a comb to style your hair after you apply a “long-lasting product”, it can cause the hair to break and can lead to hair loss over time, to minimize the use of such products.
- Do not continuously wear ponytails, cornrows, braids, and hair extensions. These styles pull on the hair and cause tension that eventually leads to breakage. Permanent loss can develop if the tension continues.
- When dyeing your hair, use a dye within three shades of your natural color. Lightening your hair over three shades require higher volumes of peroxide which can damage your hair. Dyeing your hair darker is usually safer than lighter.
- When you buy products, always read manufacturer’s instruction before use. If you develop any rash, swelling, burn or any other allergic reaction, contact your dermatologist.
- To prevent long-lasting damage to your hair, make sure you perm with care. Set a timer to know when to wash off the perm solution and always follow pack instructions. If you feel excess burning when the perm solution is on your scalp, wash it off immediately and consult your dermatologist.
- Wash hair weekly or bi-weekly to prevent a buildup of hair care products which can be drying to the hair.
- To add moisture and elasticity to your hair, use hot oil treatment twice a month.Add a heat-protecting product to your wet hair before styling it to prevent damage.